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Citrus Certified - Vehicle Banksman / Lorry Marshal


The terms Vehicle Marshal and Vehicle Banksman describe the same thing. The term Marshal is more reflective of the diverse duties the role can include in the public space such as events, parking and security.

In construction terms, as we are talking about here, the position is that of anyone trained and appointed to control the movement of plant and vehicles on site. Not to be confused with a Slinger who is load specific, the Vehicle Marshal/Vehicle Banksman will supervise, control and direct vehicle movement on-site to manage and prevent accidents and collisions.

This Citrus certification provides delegates with a thorough understanding of the hazards associated with moving vehicles on site. They will learn how to provide and maintain safe access routes for both pedestrians and vehicles through the implementation of the correct control measures to reduce risks to their health.

Course Outline

A mix of practical and theory-based exercises and tutorials take delegates through the procedures and legislation relating to Vehicle Banksman / Vehicle Lorry Marshal. In addition, they’ll participate in practical activities to learn components and functions, best practices and operating methods.

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and delegates will benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.

Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers coach delegates on this course, completing the session with a practical observation and theoretical assessment. They must pass the examination to qualify for the Citrus Training   Certificate, valid for three years.  

Course Programme

This training is essential for workers to safely operate as a Vehicle Banksman/Vehicle Lorry Marshal. Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance, and understand procedures and appropriate documentation and classifications.

The content will take delegates through:

  • The Health and Safety at Work Act  
  • Management of Health & Safety at Work 
  • Construction Design Management  
  • Construction, Health, Safety & Welfare   
  • Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulation (PUWER)  
  • Safe workplaces
  • Vehicle and pedestrian routes
  • Methods of risk control
  • Vehicle selection, inspection and maintenance
  • Safe driving and work practices
  • Signaller's safe working practices and signals  
  • Safe working practices for specific vehicles 
On Completion

At the end of the training, successful delegates will:

  • Have a working knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act
  • Confidently understand and implement all legislation and regulations appropriate for Vehicle Banksman/Vehicle Lorry Marshal
  • Understand and work in safe workplaces
  • Communicate effectively to other operatives and anyone else affected by the operation
  • Know all safe practices for a Vehicle Banksman/Vehicle Lorry Marshal for signalling
  • Conduct risk control for various vehicle moving scenarios

On successful completion of the course, delegates receive their Citrus Training Certificate, valid for three years.  

Who Should Attend?

This Vehicle Banksman/Vehicle Lorry Marshal Citrus Certification is for Plant Operators who need to direct or guide vehicles as part of their daily duties. While it is ideal for delegates to have some machinery experience, it is not mandatory.

The course is available to those who need novice training and assessment-only options. 

Course Duration

This comprehensive course trains delegates to safely and responsibly work as a Vehicle Banksman/Vehicle Lorry Marshal on-site. The training options vary to accommodate novices and seasoned delegates:

Novice & Refresher training - one days with a maximum of three delegates  

Assessment only - one-day session with a maximum of six delegates   

One-to-one and group training options are also available. Please get in touch with our friendly team to find out more.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training, working tirelessly to provide exemplary service to our clients and produce excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors. 

We have over 30 specialist Plant and Lifting trainers and assessors, coaching and testing nationwide to meet any specific needs of our clients. With a wealth of experience and expertise, they have successfully trained over 25,000 delegates across the Plant and NVQ training categories.

Our facilities include six technical centres with the capacity for delivering Plant Training across the UK. And our national, accredited Training and Test Centres are fully equipped to provide CPCS and CSCS accredited courses. In addition, as an approved NPORS training provider, we can also offer on-site training and testing nationwide. 

Finally, as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) by CITB, we provide quality training that meets the industry-approved standards. 

Things You Need to Know

This Citrus Certifed course has practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in any elements of the training. 

For training held at your location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. In addition, please ensure that the practical area has been risk-assessed, is free from harm, and is ideal for training.   

If you are a CITB Levy payer, you can claim a CITB Grant for this course. Once you have booked please contact us with your CITB number and we can assist you in claiming the funds.

Popular FAQ's

Yes - delegates need to have a good understanding of the English language to take the course.

No, but there are practical elements, so delegates should make their trainer aware of any special considerations.

Yes - you need to make sure your premises have a 240v power supply, that your classroom is big enough and that the practical area has been risk-assessed and suitable before any training takes place.

No, but delegates will benefit from experience in Vehicle Banksman/Vehicle Lorry Marshal operations.

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